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I may be exaggerating slightly when I say that the Quick Change state on Items is the greatest invention mankind has ever or will ever achieve. The bad news is that it’s only available for Vault 2015 R2. But that’s also a good thing, because once you start using it, there is no going back. You are changed forever. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
2015 R2 has a "grouping" feature that lets you show multiple rows for different instances of the same part. If you can see that in the BOM view, then the BOM Report should be able to give you the same view. If you want a BOM Report that looks different than what you see in Vault Explorer, then this app will not do that. However, the source code is available, as usual. So you can program your own type of BOM view.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on BOM Report Job at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
To celebrate the release of Vault 2015 R2, I wrote an app that lets you generate BOM reports automatically through the Vault job server. If you are not already aware, Vault 2015 R2 has a BOM Report feature. From any BOM view, you can run the Report command and it will generate a report of the BOM that you are viewing. This report uses the same engine as File and Folder reports, which has a good deal of customization options. There are also default templates to help you get started quickly. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
The first step is to find out what is locking the file. I don't think it's the Vault API. Could it be Inventor that is locking the file?
You can find some examples in postings on the Vault discussion group. For example:
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2014 on Vault Mirror at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
I've never done it myself, but my guess is that you set the value to an ImageInfo object. I have an article on reading the different property types. So that should be helpful in knowing how to write them.
Correct. The Package Service, which handles item import/export, is disabled in R2.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2014 on Vault 2015 R2 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
Warning: A new version of Vault Professional has been released to Subscription Center. For the first time in many years, the Vault team put out a full release in between the standard yearly releases. R2 is not a service pack, which is why you need to be careful. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
Looking at the source code, yes Vault Mirror 2014 does consume a license when it runs. Offhand, I don't know why this behavior was changed.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on Vault Mirror at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
There are several toolbars you can add your command to. When you set the Location property on your CommandSite, choose a value with the word "Toolbar" at then end. To display your command as an icon, set ToolbarPaintStyle to Glyph on your CommandItem you will also need to set the Image property too. A few more details on command icons can be found at
Here is the answer I got back from the Vault team... Since Vault no longer has a wizard, the assign-duplicate functionality is automated. In the new code, auto assign duplicates = true will attempt to find duplicate items for all bom components and will link them if possible. If a match is found, the component will be linked to the first candidate. There is no user/API interaction involved in this decision. Vault 2015 also auto links all subcomponents and standard components regardless of the flag. This behavior has been identified as a bug and may be changed in the near future.
I'm not familiar with that behavior. Is this with a custom job type or one of the default types? It custom job types are being unreserved, I would consider that a bug.
A while back I posted some code showing how to create Items from Files. This time I’ll post code code showing how to update those Items when you want to consume File changes. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
That option is for downloading related files. It does not apply to the FileIteration that you provide as the input. In that case, it download the version on that FileIteration. Call FileService.GetLatestFilesByIterationIds to get the latest version of the file and use that to start the download. If that's not the solution to your problem, then I suggest posting to the Vault Customization group. That way it's easier for you to post sample code, screen shots, etc.
Try replacing "CE.Id.ToString()" with "CE.Num"
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2014 on GoToLocation at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
From the Vault Explorer client, you can call other API's such as the Inventor Apprentice API. However, if you want the full Inventor API you have to be a plug-in running inside Inventor. Is that what you are asking?
I should probably write a blog article with a sample of the Update workflow. In the meantime try this: Use the code from this article but replace the "AddFilesToPromote" call with a call to "UpdatePromoteComponents". The rest of the sample should be the same.
There is really no way of things up. I've heard that logging is on the agenda of things to be worked on, but I have no concrete details.
A couple of people have been asking for this one. So here you go, Find Orphaned Files for Vault 2015. Also, after my last app, I’ve been eager to post something that, you know, works. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
I agree. The ideal solution is for Vault to have better logging capabilities. I don't think there is much more that can be done through an app.
Every now and then I write an app only to find out at the end that the app doesn’t work well. This is one of those cases. I’m going to post the app anyway because I believe the code may be of use to somebody. Splunk is a useful tool. I just wasn’t able to do what I wanted given the information that Vault is printing to the logs. Also, I spent a lot of time on it, so I should get a blog post out of it at least. Here is the app. I was hoping for something that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
I have no plans at the moment.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Find Orphaned Files at It's All Just Ones and Zeros
Click the link at the top of the article. After entering your email, it will send you to a page with a download button.
Just because it’s in the Vault API, doesn’t mean you will be able to build anything cool with it. There is plenty of stuff in there that is so specific to Vault Explorer or so difficult to use that it’s basically useless to you as an outside developer. I’m feeling that this will probably be an entire series of articles... especially when I get to the Package Service. Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at It's All Just Ones and Zeros